The Metro New Jersey Chapter Welcomes You!

Welcome to the Metro New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Our mission is to be a national leader in appraisal education; to foster a spirit of camaraderie, attract top level real estate professionals to our organization, and engender an atmosphere of professional pride, outstanding achievement and success for those affiliated with the chapter and their firms.

The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 17,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Our mission is to empower valuation professionals through community, credentialing, education, body of knowledge and ethical standards.

Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.

Appraisal Institute and Chapter Education and Events: Everyone (AI and Non-AI students) must have a user name (email address) and password (reset by signing in to the Appraisal Institute website, and choose forgot password to get link to reset). When registering, keep in mind registration fees are priced according to a reduced fee for downloading materials and do not include a hard copy of materials. You will pay an additional fee for materials and shipping if you do not want to print materials on your own or bring an electronic device.


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New Jersey 2 Hour Law – February 9th @ Virtual on Zoom
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The New Jersey 2-Hour Law course is also approved for 2 hours of administrative credit by the New Jersey Tax Assessors Board

Practical Application of Fundamental Analysis @ Virtual on Zoom
Feb 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

You will receive a Zoom link the week of the class.

Virtual Meeting Requirements to get CE:

  • Students must have webcam/iphone/ipad/smartphone capability 100% of the program to participate and receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor.
  • If you have not taken a class or attended a meeting previously with the chapter, you must send a copy of a picture ID, which can be your driver’s license with all details blacked out except the name and picture emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering and prior to the offering start date.
  • You cannot take virtual education from a vehicle; you must be able to see the presentation, be seen and respond if necessary.
  • If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering.
  • Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer.

Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.

New Jersey Legislative Topics affecting Real Estate Appraisers @ Carteret Performing Arts and Event Center
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Download Brochure here     The Metro New Jersey Chapter invites you to the

Submitted for 2 CE hours to the Appraisal Institute, the New Jersey Real Estate Appraiser Board and the New Jersey Tax Assessors Board for 2 Admin hours.

General Appraiser Income Approach Part 1 @ Office Evolution
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm

Classes are Tuesday, March 14 – Friday, March 17, 2023

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

100% attendance is required

7 Hour USPAP 2022-2023 Update @ Somerset Hills Hotel Tapestry
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

You need to have a copy of the 2020-2021 USPAP book from the Appraisal Foundation, The 2022-2023 Student Handbook and Reference materials are included as a download when you register. If you want a hard copy of the student handbook and reference material, you must choose to purchase when you register which is an additional charge plus shipping. There will not be materials on site.

Harbor Cruise in Memory of Ed Marashlian and Rebuilding Warriors Fundraiser @ Spirit of New Jersey
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

The registration fee does not include sponsorships

If you would like to attend and donate money to this great cause, the fee is $300; email Debra for your additional $175 payment

Sponsorships only is $200, Donations for Rebuilding Warriors also accepted. Checks preferred written out to Appraisal Institute, or Rebuilding Warriors. Mail to chapter office at PO Box 6045, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

The ship will leave Lincoln Harbor Marina at 10:30 am sharp.

Cruise is from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registration deadline to guarantee a spot is May 23rd, but we will take registrations after this date if there is still room. No refunds after May 13th.

Fundraiser brochure for Rebuilding Warriors 6-14-23


New Jersey 2 Hour Law – June 15th @ Virtual on Zoom
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The New Jersey 2-Hour Law course is also approved for 2 hours of administrative credit by the New Jersey Tax Assessors Board

Jennifer Barany, MAI, SRA

2023 Chapter President

New Designees:

Karan Shah, MAI, AI-GRS

James David Jones, II, MAI

Danielle Lopez, SRA

New AI-GRS designees:

Cynthia Xu, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS